S.Korea’s export falls in 1st 20 days of January

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South Korea’s export fell in the first 20 days of January, posting a trade deficit amid higher import, customs office data showed Monday.

Outbound shipment came to 13.86 billion U.S. dollars during the Jan. 1-Jan. 10 period, down 0.9 percent compared to the same period of last year, according to Korea Customs Service.

The daily average export dwindled 14.1 percent in the 10-day period.

The export kept a downward trend for the third consecutive month through December as rising worries about global economic downturn weakened demand for locally-made products.— Xinhua